The meeting is at the Sheraton FourPoints Hotel in langford I hope everyone attends (this is the same hotel as the hali seminar right?) I remember the last time there was a meeting towards the end of 2011 there was also a Cancucks Vrs. Chicago game the same night. Turn out was poor and I am sure part of the reason was guys decided to stay home and watch the game instead of spend the night getting lied to by DFO and listening to depressing BS that is out of our control. I know that was part of my excuse. So it's a good thing there isn't a Canucks vrs. Chicago game this wednesday when the meeting is taking place this way everyone can come! Or wait... what the hell? How could it be? So there are two sport fish meetings on the south island in the last 6 months and BOTH fall on nights that not only the canucks play but they play their biggest rival the blackhawkes. Hmmm... something smells a little fishy and it aint this forum. Maybe it is a coincidence or maybe just maybe they don't really want that many people there. I don't want to go I've been before it was a big load of BS and nothing came of it. But this time I will go again and this time I will not be afraid to speak up. I hope everyone does the same. Lets drag this meeting out until sunrise if we have to. Then if they still make changes and if those changes don't make any sense (IE area 19/20 closed but everyone else can fish) then maybe Holmes attitude of fuck em I do what I want isn't such a bad one. That is exactly how the DFO treats us isn't it? One thing I can tell you for sure is I will be out fishing for chinooks off Sooke this summer open, closed or otherwise my hook is in the water as much as I can just like it was last year and just like it will be next year and the year after. They can close the fishery but they won't be stopping me from fishing unless they get DFO boats out there to physically do so. I'm not saying I will fish for keeps but I am saying I will be out there targetting chinooks and if I have to release them because of the regulations I will but I'm not going to lay off one bit. As a weekend angler I get maybe 10-12 days of real mature chinook fishing per season I hope nobody in my shoes lets the DFO get in the way of what we love to do. It's about the fishing not the fish if my freezer is empty but I had a good day on the water it was still a good day on the water. Everyone get out there and fish no matter what screw the longlines, screw the slot limits, screw the closures, screw the DFO, and screw anyone else who wants to hold us down. Maybe the regs don't allow you to keep fish anymore but so what keep fishing and keep fighting we can't let them win and we can't stay home and pout all we can do is go fishing and continue fighting!